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14 February 2024 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Recently, the Social Democrats announced that they will run a candidate in every local electoral area in the Cork South Central Constituency for the first time. Richard Terry, Chairperson of the Cork South Central branch, and candidate for the Carrigaline Local Electoral Area describes the party: “The Social... Read More
11 December 2023 By David Lynch david@TheCork.ie Chris Heinhold selected as the Social Democrats candidate for Bantry – West Cork The Bantry-based restaurant owner was selected by the Cork South West Branch on Sunday to run in next June’s local elections (SUBHEAD) Chris Heinhold, who went to school in Carrigaline, stated; “I am delighted to... Read More
7 Decemver 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Being a Cllr is a part time job, historically many Cllrs were self-employed or had an understanding employer who would let them attend meetings during work hors – but society has changed with greater expectations, and social media demands Independent Senators have emphasised problems that will lead to... Read More
3 December 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Local Politics Transgender and LGBT+ campaigner Saoirse Mackin has been selected by the Social Democrats to contest the 2024 Local Elections in Cork City North West. Speaking at the selection convention in Cork’s Metropole Hotel last week, Saoirse said: “I feel honoured to be standing as a candidate... Read More
26 April 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie The government needs to take the issues facing rural Ireland seriously and provide sufficient and sustainable funding to help farmers overcome the climate crisis, according to Social Democrats leader Holly Cairns. Deputy Cairns was commenting after meeting members of Macra na Feirme, who gathered at the Dáil to... Read More
10 March 2023 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie ‘EmployAbility’ provides assistance to people with disabilities in accessing employment Some directors and staff of ‘EmployAbility’ companies across the country are concerned about the upcoming tender and how potential changes will affect the people they help in gaining employment. EmployAbility West Cork (EWC), is a service that provides... Read More
19 January 2023 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Confirmation that Road Safety Authority (RSA) is engaged in legal process to impose penalties relating to NCT contract is welcome – but must be fully pursued The Government must urgently address ongoing delays being experienced by motorists trying to access National Car Testing (NCT) centres and apply appropriate... Read More